Separation and Property Issues

MARRIED OR NOT, YOU HAVE RIGHTS. WE’LL HELP YOU ENFORCE THEM.

People often think that when they are in a common law relationship, they get to follow the same rules as married couples on separation. This is not true – common law or unmarried couples do not have the same property rights as their married friends. While the Matrimonial Property Act, RSA 2000 c M-8, governs married couples, there is no legislation with respect to common law couples. When a common law relationship ends, you do not automatically get half of the property.

At GDE FAMILY LAW, we can help you determine what property you are entitled to and work out a fair and reasonable settlement.